5 Reasons to Switch from F5 BIG-IP to NGINX Plus

Last year we compared the price and performance of NGINX Plus to several models of F5 BIG‑IP application delivery controllers (ADCs). We determined that you can save over 80% in Year 1 by switching to NGINX Plus, while equaling or exceeding the performance of F5 appliances. Editor – For more information about replacing hardware ADCs with NGINX Plus, see these resources. Blog posts… Continue reading ›

Improve App Security with the Free O’Reilly NGINX Cookbook, Part 2

Over the past year web application attacks increased by 50% and DDoS attacks more than doubled, according to Akamai. The unfortunate truth is that everyone is now a potential target. As businesses become more dependent on applications and the data within them, the consequences of a security breach can be devastating. To help prevent you from… Continue reading ›

Get the Hands‑On Guide to CD with Java and Docker in this Free O’Reilly Report

For more than 21 years Java has been a workhorse in the IT industry. It has become the all‑purpose programming language used to create large monolithic enterprise applications. But as enterprises move towards microservices, which involves breaking down application logic into smaller components, does Java still have a place? Though it may seem like a strange… Continue reading ›

Third-Party Content and Old Software Pose Security Risks

A recent article in CSO magazine states that nearly half of the top million websites "pose security risks". The CSO article is referencing the State of the Web 2016 Report from Menlo Security. To avoid these problems, we recommend three potential solutions: upgrade your NGINX software, use NGINX Amplify for configuration analysis, or move to NGINX… Continue reading ›

NGINX Plus Sizing Guide: How We Tested

Earlier this year we benchmarked the performance of NGINX Plus and created a sizing guide for deploying it on bare metal servers. NGINX and NGINX Plus are widely used for Layer 7 load balancing, also known as application load balancing. The sizing guide outlines the performance you can expect to achieve with NGINX Plus running on various server… Continue reading ›

Announcing the Free NGINX Cookbook Series

We’re excited to be releasing the first of our three-part NGINX cookbook series for free download today, created in partnership with O’Reilly Media. We hope this series of ebooks will help new users to get up and running quickly and current users to get the most out of their deployments of NGINX and our commercially supported… Continue reading ›

Monitoring NGINX with NGINX Amplify for Improved App Performance and Reliability

This post is adapted from a webinar by Faisal Memon and Nick Shadrin. This post covers the first part of the webinar, an overview of the features and capabilities of NGINX Amplify. To see the second part, a live demo, watch the complete webinar on demand (the demo begins at 13:20). Also check out the many other posts… Continue reading ›

NGINX Plus vs. Citrix NetScaler: A Price‑Performance Comparison

A few months ago we published a blog comparing the price and performance of NGINX Plus vs. F5 BIG‑IP hardware application delivery controllers (ADCs). In researching and publishing that blog, we learned that by moving from F5 BIG‑IP to NGINX Plus you can drastically reduce costs while maintaining the same feature set and level of performance. In this blog… Continue reading ›

3 Ways to Automate with NGINX and NGINX Plus

How long would it take your organization to deploy a change that involves just one single line of code? In many organizations today, manual processes are slowing down the process of deploying and managing applications. Manual processes create extra work for developers and operations teams, cause unnecessary delays, and… Continue reading ›

Get the Hands‑On Guide to CI/CD with Docker in this Free O’Reilly Ebook

It’s no secret that the use of Docker and container technologies is on the rise. We recently surveyed the broad community of NGINX and NGINX Plus users and found that a full two‑thirds of organizations are investigating or already using containers in some way. Whether you’re already running contained applications in production or are still thinking… Continue reading ›